Exhibit honors WWI centennial

first_imgThe South Bend Center for History’s current exhibit “World War I: The War to End All Wars” honors the 100th anniversary of World War I, which begins in June with the anniversary of the assassination Archduke Franz Ferdinand, David Stefancic, history professor at Saint Mary’s, said.Stefancic and his fellow history professor, William Svelmoe contributed material to the exhibit.“We submitted [information] for the topics that [the Center] gave us … and then they took what we did and edited it, so the words aren’t necessarily all ours but the basic theme is there,” Stefancic said.Together the professors wrote the general copy for the exhibit, which was used by the Center for History to make the information accessible to the general public, Stefancic said. Stefancic covered the European side of the war while Svelmoe covered the United States side of the war, Svelmoe said.Svelmoe said when putting together material for the Center, he tried to focus on the U.S. vision of the war and the actual reality of the war.“What you see in World War I is that a lot of the sons of the elites were desperate to get into war, any war,” Svelmoe said, “And so they dashed off, the kids who were going to the Ivy League colleges, dashed off to join the French army, the British army because the U.S. of course was very late getting into World War I. … The president of Princeton had to come out and beg men to stop running off.“Their grandparents had fought in the Civil War, and by then enough years had passed that the brutality of the war had been overwhelmed with the glory, the manliness [of war].”However, new technology challenged the glamorous view of the war, Svelmoe said.“There’s no glorious charges and man-to-man combat, it’s just sitting in these trenches cold, hungry, wet, huge rats, being pounded by guns that are miles away … the reality of it was brutal,” Svelmoe said.Stefancic said he believes technology largely impacted World War I. New advances such as airplanes being used as weapons instead of observation tools and the presence of rapid fire artillery and machine guns contributed to the brutality of the war as each side tried to get a technological advantage, he said.“The result was people became secondary to the technology. … Millions of lives were lost which is why [the war] got the nickname ‘The War to End All Wars’ or ‘The Great War,’” Stefancic said.When writing for the exhibit, Stefancic said he focused on technology as well as European alliances, the difference between the Western and Eastern front and what led up to the war. A previous visit to the World War I museum in Kansas City inspired idea contributions, he said.“I gave suggestions from what I saw [at the museum] including having a horse with a gas mask. Nobody thinks of the horses and there were a lot of dogs on the battlefield, and they needed to be protected as well the human beings,” Stefancic said.Svelmoe said this is the first time he has helped put together such an extensive exhibit.“It was fun just to see how these things are put together,” Svelmoe said, “Being involved on the ground floor and then seeing the final product was really cool.”Svelmoe said he was impressed by the staggering amount of work that goes into exhibits, from small things such as figuring out how to fill sand bags without heavy sand to having people search for artifacts from other museums and the community.The exhibit will be available through Dec. 31 and ath the Center for History in downtown South Bend. More information is available by calling (574) 235-9665 or visiting centerforhistory.orgTags: World War 1last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Victoria Clark Marries eHarmony Match & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Victoria Clark Marries eHarmony MatchCongratulations to Tony winner Victoria Clark, who recently wed Thomas Reidy, a theater actor turned businessman. According to The New York Times, the pair had two celebrations. The first was on August 1 where the bride wore a creation by Tony-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber (who recently did all those gorgeous dresses for Clark in Gigi). This was followed by a party with lots of Broadway peeps on August 10 including Clark’s Gigi co-star Corey Cott and Sister Act co-star Tony winner Patina Miller. Fun fact: both Clark and Miller met their spouses through eHarmony, so if you want to get hitched to a Tony winner, instead of loitering around Bar Centrale, sign up there!McQueen Cancels First PreviewsMcQueen, starring Stephen Wight, is fashionably late. The previously reported West End transfer of the show about the iconic designer has had to cancel multiple preview performances. Written by James Phillips and directed by John Caird, the production, which had been set to begin on August 13, will now start on August 22. Opening night remains scheduled for August 27 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.Cilla Black Musical Aiming for the West EndStaying in London for a moment, it looks like a Cilla Black musical is in the works. According to BBC News, the iconic British singer and TV star gave her blessing to the West End show before she died earlier this month. Olivier winner Sheridan Smith, who will soon headline Funny Girl on the London stage, starred as Black in a three-part TV series in 2014 and is already being linked with the new tuner.Steven Sater & Burt Bacharach Tapped for Off-B’wayNew York Animals, a new play by two-time Tony winner Steven Sater (Spring Awakening) is set to make its world premiere as part of Bedlam’s 2015-16 season. With music by six-time Grammy winner and three-time Oscar winner Burt Bacharach, the off-Broadway production will be directed by Eric Tucker and begin previews on November 14 at the New Ohio Theatre. There will also be a return engagement of Bedlam’s production of Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, adapted for the stage by Kate Hamill. Starring Andrus Nichols and also helmed by Tucker, the show will begin previews on January 24, and play a six-week engagement at the Gym at Judson.Is Ne-Yo Eyeing Broadway?Is Grammy winner Ne-Yo circling the Great White Way? First piece of evidence: he’ll be easing down the road as Tinman in the upcoming NBC The Wiz Live! telecast. Second signal of Broadway interest: Ne-Yo’s recent rendition of Aladdin’s “Friend Like Me,” below, for the compilation album We Love Disney (which also includes tracks from theater alums Ariana Grande and Jessie J). We think you’re flirting with us, Ne-Yo!last_img read more

Fighting Obesity

first_imgThe University of Georgia has been awarded a two-year, $1.25 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to boost obesity prevention efforts in Georgia’s most affected rural counties, Calhoun and Taliaferro.UGA will work with county leaders and local stakeholders to improve nutrition and increase physical activity in projects called Healthier Together Calhoun and Healthier Together Taliaferro.Land-grant colleges and universities, located in states with counties with an adult obesity prevalence of over 40 percent, were able to apply for the special funding available through the CDC’s Programs to Reduce Obesity in High Obesity Areas.”To have a major impact on obesity, we must involve multiple sectors within communities – elected officials, churches, businesses, grocery stores and local health departments – and use multiple strategies,” said Marsha Davis, principal investigator of the project and associate dean of outreach and engagement at the UGA College of Public Health.The project will be led by the College of Public Health and UGA Cooperative Extension, an outreach unit of the university supported by specialists in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Additional partners include UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development, a public service and outreach unit; local, district and state UGA Extension offices; local community organizations; and local, district and state public health departments.The primary goal of the project is to implement environmental changes to promote healthy eating and physical activity in places where children, youth and families spend their time. Proposed interventions involve working with schools, community organizations, local government and businesses to serve healthy food, sell healthy food, and create places to be physically active.”Obesity prevention needs to go beyond addressing individual behaviors. We must modify the environments in which we live that shape and support those behaviors,” Davis said. “We need to make the healthy choice, the easy choice.”These policy and environmental strategies will be bolstered by education and outreach services already in place in both counties and supported through UGA Extension including Georgia 4-H and Walk Georgia.”Health and wellness are major focus areas for UGA Extension programming and we in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are delighted to team up with the College of Public Health, the Fanning Institute and the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to address obesity,” said Laura Perry Johnson, associate dean of UGA Extension. “Working together, we are all stronger and can better serve the citizens of Georgia.”The Fanning Institute, with its expertise in leadership development, training and education, will help facilitate the work of the community leaders and stakeholders to identify and support the programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity in their community.”We will engage leaders across all sectors of a community who can act to prevent obesity, help them evaluate their assets, and identify contributions they can make to create long-term, sustainable change for preventing obesity,” said Maritza Soto Keen, senior public service associate at the Fanning Institute.Obesity is one of the most daunting public health challenges facing Georgia. According to the 2015 State of Obesity Report by the Trust for Public Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Georgia ranked as the 19th most obese state in the U.S., with the 15th highest diabetes rate in the nation.”While our goal for this project is to decrease adult and childhood obesity in Calhoun and Taliaferro counties, 30 more rural counties in Georgia are confronting levels of obesity at or above 35 percent. We hope what we learn from this work will be a first step in addressing this issue statewide,” Davis said.last_img read more

VEDA: Hurricane Irene Loan Assistance Program

first_imgUp to $10 Million is available through VEDA’s Hurricane Irene Assistance Loan Program to assist Vermont businesses and farms in their efforts to recover from direct physical damage caused by flooding related to Hurricane Irene.Eligibility & Loan PurposesBorrowers eligible to participate include all types of businesses and farms that sustained DIRECT physical flood related damage, including but not limited to damage to or loss of inventory, equipment, business premises, crops, animals, feed or other supplies. Not-for-profit organizations are also eligible.Residences, apartment houses and mobile home parks are not eligible.Interest Rates/TermsThe interest rate in this program will be 1% for the first two years with no payments required during the first year. At the beginning of the third year, the rate will adjust for commercial businesses to the VEDA Small Business Loan Program variable index, and for farm loans to the Vermont Agriculture Credit Corporation prime rate. Loans will be amortized based on how the loan funds will be used. (VEDA will secure the loan with a security interest in business or farm real and/or personal property and the personal guarantees of the owners. Loan applicants must demonstrate repayment ability. )Loan AmountsThe maximum loan amount is $100,000.How do I apply?Applications for financing may be obtained via phone at (802) 828-5627, at VEDA’s offices in Montpelier or may be downloaded and/or completed on-line at www.veda.org(link is external).Applications will be reviewed and loans approved on a first come-first served basis until available funds are exhausted.Please visit www.veda.org(link is external) or contact VEDA at (802) 828-5627 or info@veda.org(link sends e-mail) for more information.last_img read more

Rutland Gift-of-Life Marathon sets goal: Top the nation in blood donation

first_imgOrganizers of the Gift-of-Life Marathon announced the goal for the 2011 event today: to break the national record for a one-day community blood drive of 1,968 pints. ‘It will take a tremendous response from the people of Rutland County, but we are issuing the challenge: Let’s top the nation in blood donation,’ said CVPS spokesman Steve Costello, one of the organizers.  ‘The need is huge right now, but the spirit of our local communities has never shined brighter than in the wake of Hurricane Irene.’ Added Terry Jaye from WJJR, which co-sponsors the marathon with CVPS: ‘People told us we could never break the New England record, but we’ve done it three times.  Now some say the greater Rutland County community can’t break the national record.  It will be hard, and we’ll need people from all walks of life to pull together as they did after the storm, but we’ll never know until we try. We think it is possible.’ Organizers, working with the American Red Cross, are making elaborate plans to give the region a shot at the record, including:Expanding to four sites, including the Paramount Theatre, the American Legion, the Elks Club and the College of St. Joseph’s gym;Vastly expanding the available appointment slots to 2,160, up from about 700 last year;Starting a half-hour earlier than last year, running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Planning to bring in more than 200 Red Cross workers, including dozens from other states, up from 112 in 2011;Developing a web of local recruitment ‘captains,’ each targeting potential donors from specific geographic areas, high schools and colleges, and demographic groups; andIncluding five Catamount Radio stations ‘ WJJR, WSYB, WDVT, WJEN and WZRT ‘which will broadcast live from each of the four blood donation sites. ‘These steps are designed to significantly increase the number of donors, while slashing backlogs and waiting times,’ Costello said.  ‘Through these actions, we think we can bring in a lot more people, maintain the unique ‘community block party’ feel of the event, and get people in and out in a reasonable time.  The appointments, in particular, should provide a vast improvement.’ First-time donors will be critical to meeting the goal.  In past years, around 175 to 200 first-time donors have turned out.  Organizers are hoping for 300 to 400 first-time donors this year, and Vermont Electric Power company (VELCO) will provide a free DVD of ‘The Blood in This Town,’ the GOLM-inspired documentary, to first-timers while supplies last. While supplies last, donors will also receive gift bags stuffed with items from dozens of local businesses and organizations, including: Downtown Rutland businesses, Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Rock Climbing, IBF Solutions, Long Trail Brewing Company, Mountain Times, Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Omya, Paramount Theatre, PEG-TV Rutland, Project Family ‘ Department of Children and Families, Rutland Herald, Rutland Historical Society, Rutland Magazine, Rutland Recreation Department, Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, Rutland Regional Medical Center, The Bus, Vermont Electric Power Company, Vermont Country Store, and Westminster Cracker Company.  Additional support has been provided by Green Screen Graphics. ‘The community support for this drive has been tremendous,’ said Mike Kempesty, chief executive officer for the Red Cross in northern New England.  ‘People across the Red Cross are amazed at what Rutland has done in the past, and they’ll be cheering the community on as it attempts to break the national record this year.’ The GOLM began by collecting 368 pints in 2003, and has grown steadily ever since.  For three straight years, the GOLM has broken the New England record for a one-day community blood drive.  Boston held the record of 772 pints until Rutland collected 856 in 2008 and 1,024 in 2009.  In September 2010, Boston collected 1,177 pints to reclaim the New England record, but Rutland took it back in December, with 1,400 pints.  Manchester, N.H., broke that record ‘ and the national record ‘ last month, with 1,968 pints. The 2011 Gift-of-Life Marathon is set for Dec. 20.  For regular updates on this year’s Gift-of-Life Marathon, visit ‘Gift OfLife’ on Facebook or visit www.giftoflifemarathon.com(link is external).   For an appointment, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit the website.last_img read more

Bar board denies panel’s name change request

first_imgWhat’s in a name?Apparently quite a lot, according to the Bar Board of Governors, which has denied a request from the (take a deep breath) Special Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice/Ancillary Business to change to something a bit less cumbersome.Program Evaluation Committee Chair Michele Cummings presented the commission’s request to change its moniker to the Special Commission on Business Practices at the board’s recent meeting. She said the PEC endorsed the change and joked that it was a “very important” issue. Board members, albeit with good humor, said they didn’t like the change.Board member John Cardillo first said the proposed name emphasized the business side of law too much and suggested it be titled the Special Commission on Professional and Business Practices. But board member Gerald Beer objected, saying that sounded too much like the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation, which oversees most nonmedical professions in the state and which some state legislators have said they want to take over lawyer regulation.Board member Jennifer Coberly said even though the Enron and Arthur Andersen accounting scandal have blunted the push for MDPs, it’s still important for people to know the Bar cares about the issue.“This issue is being debated nationwide and I think we should leave it alone,” agreed board member Buck Vocelle.The discussion prompted Bar President Terry Russell to shake his head and say, “I cannot believe we’re debating this.”He called for a vote on the PEC motion to approve the name change, and the board rejected it overwhelmingly on a voice vote. Bar board denies panel’s name change request April 15, 2002 Regular Newscenter_img Bar board denies panel’s name change requestlast_img read more

Scenes from The People’s Climate March

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A little after 5 o’clock Sunday the tail end of the People’s Climate March crossed 10th Avenue in Manhattan with a group of cops and the parade’s security marshals, recognizable in their day-glo green T-shirts, walking side by side as they held a yellow police ribbon stretched across 42nd Street. People had been on the move since 11:30 a.m. when they started from Central Park West and headed downtown.Moments earlier an official text from the organizers had gone out to all the marshals lining the parade route that more than 310,000 people—possibly as many as 330,000—had participated, marking the event as one of the largest demonstrations in New York City history, certainly in recent years. Perhaps it actually did live up to the sponsors’ advance billing as one of the biggest outpourings of support for climate protection the world has ever seen. The turnout definitely exceeded their hopes.All told, there were almost 2,700 climate change gatherings held Sunday in 156 countries. The marchers in Manhattan could see some of the other demonstrations in places like Rio, New Delhi and Melbourne being broadcast live on giant video screens set up along the parade route.How much effect the march in Manhattan will have on delegates attending the United Nations Climate Summit, scheduled to start Tuesday, is up in the air. President Barack Obama is set to be there along with many of the world’s leaders, 126 in all. There are proposals to stop deforestation, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions drastically, to support clean energy, and end pollution of the air, land and sea. Getting developed countries and developing countries to agree will surely tax UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who joined the parade along with such luminaries like Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Sting, and Al Gore. To set a precedent, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he was pledging the city to cut its greenhouse gases 80 percent by 2050.The weather had to be on the minds of the marchers at Huntington Station in Long Island as parade participants watched the sun struggle to come out between the gray clouds while a fine mist fell. No rain had been forecast but the overcast sky didn’t bode well. Fortunately, the prediction held, but from the windows of the Long Island Rail Road train, Manhattan looked like it was shrouded in smog.It was a mixed crowd of equally spirited passengers riding the LIRR into Penn Station Sunday morning. Some riders were clearly heading to the People’s Climate March because they wore T-shirts that said: “Hell, no, Monsanto!” (protesting the corporation’s genetically modified food research), while another person carried a rolled-up sign that read, “Some like it hot!” But other passengers were wearing the tell-tale blue jerseys signifying they were Giants’ fans, with numbers on their backs, like 90 for the Giants’ defensive end, Jason Pierre-Paul, because they were heading out to New Jersey for the New York Giants’ home game against the Texans at Met-Life Stadium that afternoon.By 10:30 a.m. the sticky heat and humidity on the subway platforms at Penn Station were getting uncomfortable as participants congregated underground, waiting to catch an uptown train to the different assembly locations that groups ranging from environmental organizations to colleges, churches and political parties had set up along Central Park West between 59th and 86th Street.At major access points like West 72nd Street police were only letting pedestrians through to the park. The open expanse leading from the subway station at Broadway gave a false illusion of mobility because the crowd packing the corner of Central Park West was practically impenetrable. And more people were arriving by the moment.At 70th Street college students and alumni predominated. They’d come from places as far apart as Kalamazoo College in Michigan to the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Duke University in North Carolina. Alumni from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio were expecting 55 students whose bus, subsidized by the Sierra Club, didn’t come for them until midnight Saturday. They were still an hour outside the city when the parade was scheduled to get underway. Eric Miller, an Antioch grad who helped coordinate his college’s cohort, said he and about other alumni had been ready to go since 10 a.m. But it had been nothing more than hurry up and wait.Justin Adkins, a member of the social justice center at Williams College in northwestern Massachusetts, had left that morning at 5 a.m. with two busloads of 80 people. “I’ve had, like, a gallon of coffee!” he said.Mark Dunn, an architect at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst tasked with making the campus buildings more sustainable, said he’d come with about 1,200 people from his area. “They had 24 buses from our valley and three towns to run down here,” he explained. “We got here around 9:30.” They left at 6 a.m. “I’m hoping it gets heard over on the East Side at the UN,” he said about the march. “Hopefully, the politicians will remember who they work for.”Bret Hooper had come from Portland, Oregon because “as a private citizen, I’m concerned,” he said. “Of course, we’d like to see a movement grow and the world get more serious about climate change. We’ve got the world leaders here this week, and we hope to send a message to them that we need a consensus, and we need action!”Johanna Starret, a mother from Knoxville, Tenn., had driven herself, her daughter Mallari, and a friend 14 hours to join the march, arriving late Friday night. “We’re here to represent our high school and the youth in Tennessee,” said her daughter, holding a poster signed by fellow students at Breardon High School who did not make the trip.About 60 students had come from the Putney School in Vermont. “We have some people staying with us who’ve never been to New York before,” said Amy Goldin, a Brooklyn resident who was hosting a few students from the Putney School in Vermont and Hampshire College because she has a child at each place. Asked what the march meant to her, she replied, “It means making a statement and saving the future for our children.” And, she added with an admitted touch of irony, “She says tongue in cheek but meaning it. I’m just glad we can do something!”There were toddlers strapped to their parents’ backs and senior citizens riding in wheel-chairs. There were brass bands and Buddhist monks banging drums. The creativity and diversity on display were inspiring and amusing. One man’s white T-shirt had a panda on the back saying, “Save the humans!” Another wore a shirt that said, “Ending world hunger one grilled cheese at a time.” A colorful group of women from the Center for Planetary Culture, a California think tank with an office in Manhattan, were dressed a little bit like mermaids. “Each one of us is one of the Earth’s oceans, and we’re united as the seas,” explained a woman who said she was representing the Aegean.People wore costumes, carried giant papier-mache heads, a silver and black drone bomb balloon, a big black and white cow, and even a huge chalkboard.The signs were in the thousands. One said, “Don’t be fossil fools!” Another read: “Jesus would drive a Prius!” A Williams College student carried this one: “The apocalypse should be caused by zombies, not us!” A silver-haired lady had a poster that said, “Either we control our emissions or we sleep with the fishes!” A man on a sidewalk on 42nd Street held a sign stuck to a cardboard tube that said, “Tree huggers are people huggers!” A more serious sign read: “We do not inherit the Earth—we borrow it from our children!”There were chants that ran the gamut from the naïve to the angry, from honoring “Mother Nature” to attacking “capitalism for destroying” the world. Here’s a partial sample: “Hey, hey, ho, ho, fossil fuels have got to go!” “The people are rising! No more compromising!” “We are unstoppable! Another world is possible!” “Hey, Obama, we don’t want no climate drama!” “System change—not climate change!”Outside the News Corporation building on 6th Avenue marchers shouted, “Fox News, can’t you see that there is no Planet B?” Some marchers joined in a call-and-response chant: “What does democracy look like? This is what democracy looks like!” A more activist bent went like this: “What do we want? Climate justice! When do we want it? Now!”But one of the more amazing moments of the parade came when there was no noise at all. A minute before 1 o’clock people started holding up their hands, and shushing from block to block. Then a countdown commenced, and when it reached zero, the marchers were so silent only a cell phone pinging could be heard. It was an eerie feeling and an empowering one. From the blocks away uptown came a roar that gradually grew in intensity, sweeping through the parade like a wave of sound, as the marchers broke the silence with all the intensity they could muster. Drums pounded, horns blew and people screamed. And the march went on through the rest of the afternoon.[Not a valid template]last_img read more

College matters . . . maybe

first_img 31SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Derek San Filippo Derek is a freelance writer who spends his off time either working with his rescue animals or writing children’s books. He lives in San Diego with his beautiful wife … Web: www.financialfeed.com Details If you have college-bound kids, or you’re a graduate yourself, no doubt you’ve noticed how expensive college can be. A 2016 article by Independentlisted seven of the most expensive college degrees in the world. Two programs in particular boasted costs just over $200,000 and those weren’t even for Masters or Doctorates. Those were Bachelor degree programs. Obviously, these are not the norm. The point is that it costs a lot of money to get a formal education. Is it a worthwhile endeavor, though? Let’s look at some numbers and extrapolate a little.The CostWhen talking college, there’s a fancy word called tuition. Tuition refers to the amount paid annually to an institution of higher education. According to US News,the 2019-2020 year will cost on average $10,116 for a public college, and $36,801 for a private college. Assuming you or a child of yours is going for a Bachelor’s degree, that’s a four-year commitment. Let’s do some math.Cost of a Public College Bachelor’s Degree: $10,116 x 4 = $40,464Cost of a Private College Bachelor’s Degree: $36,801 x 4 = $147,204The numbers speak for themselves. College is expensive. Now, there is such a thing as FAFSA where you can qualify for grants and loans to help pay for school. Grants are great because it’s money you never have to pay back. They just cover a part of tuition. Loans are fine to get you through the rest of the financial hurdle, but they still need to be paid off.The RealityThere’s this idea that people go to college to get a career in their field of study. People spend years mastering a very specific subject, like mechanical engineering, theatre, or economics. But do people really use these degrees? In 2018 CNBC cited a report by Strada Institute for the Future of Work and Burning Glass Technologies, which stated that 40% of college graduates take jobs that have no degree requirement. About 20 million people enroll in college every year. That’s 8 million students not using the degrees earned. The same article reports that after of decade of being out of school, 1 in 5 graduates still isn’t working a degree-specific job.The ConclusionPlan! Plan! Plan! College is a great experience, but very costly. Don’t enter it flippantly. Have goals set that you can achieve. If you’re going to spend that much money, you might as well get that job you always wanted from it.last_img read more

Golfers missing out on ‘community tournament’ with DICK’s Open cancellation

first_imgSindelar said it was surreal to see the coronavirus pandemic unfold and see its impact on the sports world, but said the reality is the sporting world wouldn’t be ready for big events. Horseheads native and two-time B.C. Open champion Joey Sindelar is a fan favorite at the event, and has only missed two tours at En-Joie since the early 1980’s. Sindelar referred to the DICK’s Open as the tour’s “community tournament,” and said it would have made no sense to have it without fans. Sindelar said the DICK’s Open organizers came to a really tough, but great conclusion. HORSEHEADS (WBNG) — Throughout the years, professional golfers have praised the DICK’s Sporting Goods Open Tournament as one of the highlights on the PGA Tour Champions schedule. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. Sindelar has been battling a back injury, and did not golf on any of the tours that took place prior to the pandemic. Sindelar says he is working toward getting healthy and is hopeful he can return to the tour at some point this year. “The whole community should know, these players are coming here, I mean they have to take weeks off during the year, nobody plays every event and if you look at who comes, they are not electing to take this tournament off. They love coming, they love the easiness and the ease of the tournament, and the golf course has turned into a complete gem the condition, so for a million reasons we’re heartbroken, to not be here, to be coming this year.”last_img read more

The last obstacle for the implementation of the project “Tourist valorization of the St. Ante in Šibenik “

first_imgIn April this year, Prefect Goran Pauk and Minister of State Property Goran Marić signed an agreement on the allocation of the former military property Minerska to Šibenik-Knin County, and at the beginning of this week an addendum was signed to Šibenik-Knin County for an arrangement for which there is already a ready conceptual design.The island of Školjić is located in the ceremony of approaching the fortress of St. Nikola, which was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List last year, and with the construction of a pedestrian bridge towards the fortress, it will become a kind of its lobby. Namely, the info center of the fortress will be located on it, within the walls of the existing ground floor ruined building, which is located on the side towards the fortress, and all other interventions on Školjić refer to “cleaning” the situation in the area. In terms of content, it is a simple program that includes the sale of tickets for visiting the Fortress, info and promo materials and souvenirs, a small bar with refreshing drinks and a toilet for visitors.”By signing this amendment to the contract, the Šibenik-Knin County, as the user of the real estate and as the founder of the Public Institution Priroda, resolves the property-legal relations which are a precondition for the implementation of II. phase of the project “Tourist valorization of the Channel of St. Ante in Šibenik ”as well as the realization of the arrangement of the Visitor Center which will be co-financed by EU funds in the total value of 26 million kuna. Šibenik-Knin County is now ready to continue the implementation of this very important project and the arrangement of an island of 19738 m2”, Said the prefect Goran Pauk when signing the addendum to the contract, adding that the arrangement of Školjić will begin soon.The arrangement of the island of Školjić includes plots that are part of the significant landscape Kanal – Luka, and the protection refers to its natural features. However, as within the entire protected area, numerous and equivalent layers have formed as a result of human activity. On Školjić itself, there are remains from the time of military administration: bunkers and structures next to the bunkers, the arrangement of which includes cleaning and covering with safety nets. The bunkers will be illuminated from the inside, which will be perceived from the outside as ambient lighting. Arrangement of building structures next to the bunker includes cleaning and repair of dry stone walls, and some of these areas will be equipped with benches and tables.The economic potential of this area is exceptional, and its importance will become even greater after the completion of the rehabilitation and revitalization of the protected cultural property of the fortress of St. Nikola, which has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since last year. Kanal All Ante has been declared its buffer zone, which makes Minerska as such key to the protection of the UNESCO cultural monument – the pearl of Renaissance fortification architecture, for which funds have already been provided by EU funds for the preparation of project documentation…Thus, the last obstacle for the implementation of the project “Tourist valorization of the St. Ante in Šibenik ”. Of course, the financial construction of the entire project remains to be secured, but a good part of the funds has already been secured, and in accordance with Šibenik’s successful practice in withdrawing funds from EU funds and revitalizing fortresses, it is not questionable how the financial plan will be closed soon.So far, the Šibenik-Knin County has attracted more than 50 million kuna of EU money just for the revitalization of fortresses, and that is certainly not the end. Exactly next on the list of revitalization are the fortresses of St. Nicholas and St. Ivan, with which Šibenik will complete the revitalization of all four fortresses that will become a unique tourist product, such as the fortresses of St. Michael and the Baron.Tourist valorization of the St. Ante in ŠibenikBy the way, Šibenik is the first city in Croatia with two cultural monuments on the UNESCO list, which certainly additionally means the wind behind the development of cultural tourism in Šibenik.Tourist valorization of the St. Ante in ŠibenikKanal All Ante is part of the wider site “Kanal – Luka”, a significant landscape protected in 1974. It is more than 2000 meters long and between 140 and 220 meters wide. It represents the gate of Šibenik to the open sea and the entrance to the city. At the same time, the channel symbolically ends the path of the river Krka, but also its final confluence with the Adriatic. It is visible from all parts of Šibenik and although it is close to the city and relatively easily accessible, for historical reasons it has remained isolated and unknown.With natural beauties noticeable at first sight and a beautiful panoramic view of Šibenik, the Šibenik archipelago and the Fortress of St. Nikola, the canal hides numerous cultural and natural values.With the completion of the project and the construction of infrastructure, the site will provide the citizens of Šibenik and visitors with the opportunity to stay in nature and enjoy various activities. From afternoon family walks throughout the year, to organizing large events during the tourist season. Arranged trail, pier and lookouts, cultural goods and recreational facilities will enable various activities throughout the area.See more about the whole project HERERELATED NEWS: ATTRACTIVE SPACE OF TEF IN ŠIBENIK AFTER A LONG-TERM BLOCKADE FINALLY OPEN FOR INVESTORSŠIBENIK FIRST IN CROATIA GETS A BUILDING RECORDING SYSTEMNEW VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE TOURIST BOARD OF THE CITY OF ŠIBENIKlast_img read more